The Great British Make Off: free patterns for the Bake Off!

Published on August 28, 2019 3 min read

Ready, set, BAKE! Join us for a celebration of the Great British Bake Off with an exclusive free pattern every week of the Bake Off for all your favorite cakes and bakes. We're hooking up with super crafter Chloe Bailey to bring you sweet yarny treats and baking inspiration to share.

Here at LoveCrafts HQ, we're celebrating the Great British Bake Off with cake makes, and oh my, we LOVE cake. Make along with us every week as we explore delicious new patterns and keep an eye out for great giveaways (and a competition or two!) Chloe from Blossom & Bailey is hooking up a perfect menu of baked treats and showstoppers, so by the time we get to the final week you'll have a cornucopia of delicious makes to share!

FREE pattern week three: Perfect pretzels! Chewy and delicious, everyone loves a salted pretzel, and these beauties are perfect for Bread Week!

Salted Pretzel
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Salted Pretzel

By Chloe Bailey

Chloe's yarny tip:

Don't be tempted to over-stuff your pretzel! You really do only need a tiny amount of stuffing, otherwise you'll end up with a pretzel that has corners instead of curls when you bend it into shape! 

FREE pattern week two: Bake up a batch of British biscuits - cookies to us! Chloe Bailey's fabulous biscuits are too delicious to resist...

Biscuits
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Biscuits

By Chloe Bailey

Chloe's yarny tip:

Magic circle is my favourite way to start crochet in the round! Check out our easy to follow how to crochet the magic circle tutorial video to see how it's done. If you don't want to start with a magic circle, simply begin by making chain 2, then work 7 single crochet into the first chain. Join with a slip stitch to the 1st single crochet, and that's your first round complete!

FREE pattern week one: Make a classic British Victoria Sponge cake, filled with delicious jam and cream

Victoria Sponge Cake
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Victoria Sponge Cake

By Chloe Bailey

Chloe's yarny tip:

Why not swap your sponge colored yarn for dark brown, Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Coffee Bean is perfect, for a decadent chocolate cake! You can add any colored icing you like on the top, and embroider some sprinkles with French Knots to decorate your cake!

Amigurumi is not just for crochet! Any little item knitted or crocheted is classed as amigurumi and there are lots of techniques used to create the often tight turns and twists used for little shapes. Watch our YouTube tutorials for a whole range of skills to help you! Knitted and crocheted food is great fun for children - if you don't have any children close to you, you could make some to donate to your local hospital children's ward, or local kindergarten.

More amigurumi crochet cakes to try

Knitted stitches are harder to bend around corners than crochet stitches, but it can be done! Amanda Berry is one of our favorite knitted toy designers whose clever patterns make complicated shapes easy! Take a look at Amanda's patterns - there are lots of fun foodie patterns including puddings, ice creams, a gorgeous cupcake tea cozy and even sushi!

More amigurumi knitted cakes to add to your afternoon tea!

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